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MARCIA POSNER
Jewish Juvenile Books
1986
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1987
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* A b e l l s , C h a n a B y e r s .
The children we remember.
New edition. Photos
from the archives o f Yad Vashem. New York, Greenwillow, 1986.45
p. (8-12)
Photographs and text describe the contrasts between the happy
life ofJewish children in Europe before Hitler and their utter devas­
tation, after. Enlarged edition of Kar-Ben Copies publication, 1983.
A u e r b a c h , J u l i e .
Everything’s changing
it’s Pesach.
Illus. by Cheri
Radin. Rockville, MD, Kar-Ben Copies, 1986. unp. (3-6)
A little girl explains in rhyme the differences between Passover
and the rest of the year.
A u e r b a c h e r , I n g e .
lam a star: child of the Holocaust.
Illus. with photos and
drawings by Isadore Bernbaum. New York, Prentice Hall/Simon &
Schuster, 1986. 96 p. (10-14)
Auerbacher recalls in words and poetry her experiences as a child
in Terezin, where she was imprisoned at the age o f seven and liber­
ated— one of the 100 children out of 15,000 to survive—at ten. Her
spirit, which enabled her to get on with life and career after such
trauma, is exemplary. A readable account and an important contri­
bution to the children’s Holocaust library.
B a r a m , M e i r .
The Parnas;
and
The fateful mission.
Spring Valley, New
York, Feldheim, 1987. 183 p. each (11 up)
Two melodramatic novels based on true events which occurred
during the Crusades in Germany and France. In
TheParnas,
a young
boy who has escaped the massacre at Mainz, tries to warn the Jews of
Cologne, but has trouble convincing the Parnas. In
The fateful mis­
sion,
a young boy is entrusted to bring Torah commentaries to the
sage Rabbi Eliezer o f Toucy for editing and codification, thus
ensuring Talmud study for future generations at a time when the
Talmud was on trial and books were burnt.
B o r n s t e i n , J e r r y .
The Neo-Nazis: the threat of the Hitler cult.
New York,
Messner, 1986. 132 p. (12 up)
*Outstanding books have been asterisked.
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